Jungle Jack Hanna Coming to SWOSU on February 26


Jack Hanna
Jack Hanna and wife Suzi enjoy a hippo at the Calgary Zoo in Alberta. Hanna will be speaking and showing animals at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford on February 26.  (Photo by Rick A. Prebeg World Class Images)

Jungle Jack Hanna explores the corners of the globe as one of the most respected animal ambassadors, and Hanna will be speaking and showing animals on Tuesday, February 26, at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.

His enthusiasm and “hands-on” approach to wildlife conservation has won him widespread acclaim as a conservationist, television personality, author and Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and the Wilds.

Hanna’s appearance at SWOSU is part of the university’s Panorama series. The 7:30 p.m. event will be held in the Fine Arts Center.

Advance ticket prices are $5 for SWOSU students, faculty/staff and emeriti; $10 for the general public; and $20 for all tickets at the door. Tickets are available at the SWOSU Public Relations & Marketing Office, Room 205 of the Administration Building; SWOSU Business Office, Room 109 of the Administration Building; SWOSU Business Office at Sayre; and Weatherford Daily News. Tickets can also be purchased with a credit card by calling 580.774.3019.

Recognized as America’s favorite zookeeper, Hanna has made countless television appearances on shows such as Good Morning America, CBS’s The Talk, and The Late Show with David Letterman.

He took his infectious energy to the airwaves by creating three nationally televised programs. Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures ran for 10 years and is still currently in syndication. Most recently, the Columbus Zoo and Nationwide Insurance have partnered to sponsor the Emmy Award winning Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild and a show on ABC that began its second season in September, Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown.

Hanna and his wife, Suzi, live in central Ohio and have three daughters, six grandchildren and a yellow Labrador.